CIEMAP REPORT: Understanding Consumption

Our team has produced a new report that considers consumption and the ways in which we use products. Consumption is a key driver behind demand for materials and energy and this report explores the factors that determine consumption in order to identify opportunities to move towards a low carbon future.

Read the report here: CIEMAP REPORT 2

This report is a synthesis of some of the research conducted by the centre thus far. It highlights key areas of interest and possibilities for further research.


This report is the second produced by CIEMAP researchers. The first report considered the ways in which industrial energy and material demand reduction can contribute to a low carbon future for the UK.

Read the first report here: CIEMAP REPORT